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A Different World 

A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

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Bill Cosby
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jasmine Guy ...  Whitley Gilbert 141 episodes, 1987-1993
Kadeem Hardison ...  Dwayne Wayne 139 episodes, 1987-1993
Darryl M. Bell ...  Ron Johnson 120 episodes, 1987-1993
Charnele Brown ...  Kim Reese 111 episodes, 1988-1993
Dawnn Lewis ...  Jaleesa Vinson 109 episodes, 1987-1992
Cree Summer ...  Freddie Brooks 104 episodes, 1988-1993
Lou Myers ...  Vernon Gaines 88 episodes, 1988-1993
Glynn Turman ...  Colonel Brad Taylor 68 episodes, 1988-1993
Sinbad ...  Coach Walter Oakes 59 episodes, 1987-1991
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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

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Big laughs on campus.

Genres:

Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

College Fieber See more »

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Runtime:

(142 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At one point in the series' development, there were plans to feature singer Lena Horne as a Hillman professor who also served as a mentor to students. When the series was picked up by NBC, this plan was abandoned. Horne would however appear on the series' during its final season in a guest role as herself. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the course of the series, Whitley's talents go back and forth between being an accomplished singer/dancer and having little to no singing/dancing skills at all. See more »

Quotes

[Whitley's bridesmaids scream as they enter her bedroom on her wedding day morning]
Marion Gilbert: Ladies, ladies please. Your loud screaming will give me a headache which will cause me to frown and lead me to an early face lift.
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A pure definition of must-see TV!
22 January 2006 | by Catherine_Grace_ZehSee all my reviews

"A DIFFERENT WORLD," in my opinion, is a pure definition of must-see TV! Despite the fact that I've never seen every episode, I still enjoyed it. There are many episodes that I enjoyed. One of them was where Dwayne (Kadeem Hardison) kissed Whitley (Jasmine Guy) for the very first time. If you want to know why, you'll have to have seen it for yourself. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that everyone always gave a good performance, the production design was spectacular, the costumes were well-designed, and the writing was always very strong. In conclusion, even though it can be seen in syndication now, I strongly recommend you catch it just in case it goes off the air for good.


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